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    September 22, 2010
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went to the applebys and that williams waited near a tree and shot at brown as he left the restaurant. both williams and milton are being held without bond. we also have an update on a murder investigation in greenbelt. today police released the identity of the woman killed outside of her apartment. police still do not know who shot 49-year-old jacqueline bass to death. it happened just as she was about to start a if you life. she was going to be moving into a new home. police have not made any arrests in this case. now to the tragedy in lorton, virginia. a mother and two of her children killed in a fire, but her quick thinking saved the lives of her three other children. with flames all around her, she and her two -- or she told her two older children to jump out of a second story window and dropped her 2-month-old baby to safety. but there wasn't enough time to save everyone. the fire broke out inside a home on richmond, highway. peggy fox is live near the
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scene and, peggy, this is a real heartbreaker. >> it certainly is. >> reporter: as parents we know, we save our children first. save yourself later. well that's exactly what happened here this morning when this young family was awakened by the smell of smoke. >> and i knew the kids were still in there. c.i.a. c.i.a. >> i asked her where they were at and they said they are still in the house. and we couldn't do anything. >> reporter: there was nothing they could do but watch the home burn with a mother and two of her small children inside. the neighbors say the young mother sacrificed herself to save three of her five children, getting her 6 and 8- year-old out of the two-story window and dropping her 2-month- old baby into the arms of a family friend. >> the mother threw her out of the second story window because the unck -- to the uncle and that's how she got out. >> and the kids? >> the two kids that got out jumped out the window.
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>> reporter: it happened before firefighters arrived. >> it sounds like an explosion went off and the flames were just coming out of the windows. >> my son's auntie threw a bicycle through the side window to release the smoke. >> reporter: the call came into fairfax county rescue at 8:32 this morning and they say firefighters arrived within three minutes. but it wasn't soon enough. the fire had already claimed it's victims. >> i just saw the one gentleman and he was only ground and he was screaming and yelling. he was just -- it was horrible. >> reporter: the three children and the family friend who helped rescue them are all going to be okay. now we know that the father of the children arrived here some time this afternoon visibly distraught. earlier this week on monday we're told by a friend that the mother's electricity was turned off. and that last night she went out to buy candles. we're not sure if that had anything to do with the fire. it is of course under investigation.
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reporting live in lorton, peggy fox, 9 news now. >> that's just a sad story, peggy. thank you for that. the number of virginia criminals labeled sexually violent predators is growing so fast, that it's straining the capacity of the facility built to hold them. that's according to state officials that hold them. a facility built two years ago can properly hold about 300 people. it already has 214 and within two years the population is expected to reach 356 and twice that number, a mere five years later. and now a state senator has asked the legislature's investigative arm to review the governor's plan to auction off virginia's liquor stores. democrat ed houck wants to know if the plan makes sense economically as governor bob mcdonnell suggests. the governor wants to convene a special election to consider the auction. we are on storm alert tonight.
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topper is looking out for special severe weather in virginia. >> we're looking at a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire metro area until 10:00. let me start with live doppler 9000. most of the activity from 3:30 to 4:00 has dissipated. we're seeing a couple of storms up to the north and this has prompted the warnings for adams and franklin and fulton county until 11:00. we are seeing one storm trying to development, and they are few and far between, near the bend of the river, north of leesberg and near poolesville. i don't see any hail with that particular storm. let's go to the computer and we'll talk about where the watch is. it covers the entire metro area until 10:00. this was the hail today between 3:30 and 4:00 in leesberg and i want to thank chris for sending this in. that is quarter sized hail and that's severe. and when that was happening, they were under a severe thunderstorm warning.
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we'll come back and talk about whether our threat is diminishing or increasing. i'll have your full forecast in a bit. now we'll remember the life of brend on loony. he lived in silver spring and he was a damaga graduate and was among those killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan this week. armando is there with the life of this individual. he was quite a guy. >> reporter: very remarkable young man. we've heard a lot of stories about him. 11 years ago he would have been out here playing football with some of those men. but tonight he's being remembered as a hero. in 1999, brend on loony was a stand-out athlete on the football and baseball teams. but those who knew him back then say he was more. >> he was a gentleman and a scholar. if you could point to an alumnis, you could say that's
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the kind of person you want to become, that would be brandon loony. >> reporter: he became a naval officer in 2004 and joined the seals. something that doesn't surprise his former coach. >> more so than a real hero, just a real great human being. everything that you would want your son to be. that's what he encompassed and that's who he is and the brandon loony that we know here. >> reporter: he was among the nine u.s. troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. >> when i first heard about it, my stomach got sick. i couldn't believe it. he had called our trainer wendy north and he was coming home shortly and he was going to come to our football game on october 2nd. >> reporter: and the reason he wanted to come back on october 2nd is because he wanted to meet with the young men you see behind me. he wanted to talk to them about the importance of leadership, the importance of honor and courage. he will not be able to do that, but now his life will stand as
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a testament to what a hero is all about. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. are you feeling lucky? well maryland's first slots casino is on track to open by the end of the month. a company called pen national gaming said it is working to open a 1500 machine casino in perryville on september 30th. now perryville is 70 miles from the d.c. beltway. and by the way, a trial run casino night for charity is scheduled for this weekend. a man accused of beating his dog to death is ordered to volunteer at the spca. neighbors called police after seeing 48-year-old derek chambers beating his miniature pinscher with a pipe. police found the dog tied up in a garbage bag in the bed of his truck in baltimore. he was charged with several counts of animal cruelty, but during court proceedings city prosecutors agreed not to push forward with charges if he agreed to perform 50 hours of community service at the
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maryland spca. but the agency said, no thanks. ahead, death watch from virginia's death row. theresa lewis prayed for a last- minute miracle to live. we'll hear from her attorney ahead. and one of the country's most prominent pastors is caught up in a sex scandal. we'll tell you more when 9 news now comes back in two minutes.
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the consumer product safety commission is recalling more than 200,000 glass vases that can break and fracture and they can simply shatter on you and cause some significant cuts to the hand. this 20-inch clear glass vase was sold at michael's stores nationwide from july of 2006 through march of 2010. if you have one of these, you
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want to stop using it immediately and contact the ger sten company for a full refund. checking on news in our neighborhood, cultural tourism d.c. celebrates the heritage of washington with a walking and biking tour. you can read more about it under the where you live section at wusa9.com. and find your community there. keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. if you have a story or news tip, we want to hear from you. so contact us and be part of the wusa 9 team. checking on traffic near you, patranya. >> that's right, lesli. topper was talking about showers in the silver spring area right now. this is what drivers have to deal with. wet roads, 495 north of town at university. headlights coming on and windshield wipers so drivers taking it easy from new hampshire to the 270 spur. other slow routes, 495 in virginia, 20 minutes. it is slow. 295, 11 minutes between 295 and 495 in d.c. and 66 will be
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about 22 minutes from 495 over to 7100. wet out there, be extra careful where ever you go. we'll have more news and weather and traffic coming up after the break. four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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(announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain. time is all but up for theresa lewis. virginia is almost certain to execute the mother of two tomorrow night. she'll be the first woman put to death in the u.s. in half a decade and the first in virginia in almost a century. bruce leshan talked to her lawyer who said she's exhausted her appeals. >> reporter: from death row, theresa lewis sings for help from above. [ singing ] >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could still save her life has turned her down -- twice. >> i would tell the governor, if i could speak to him one-on- one, how sary i really am. for that to happen to two people i love very much and i
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just wished i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pled guilty to plotting the shotgun murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance. but while a judge sentenced the trigger man to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> this is grossly unfair to have the trigger men receive life while theresa receives the harshest penalty. >> her books include john gresham and the pastor comforting her in her cell. with an iq close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind but the prosecutor is not buying it. >> i can say that theresa lewis is as evil a person as i've
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ever met. >> reporter: her stepdaughter will witness her execution. she did the crime and now she'll have to pay for it, she said. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> she has chosen a last meal. two fried chicken breasts. tweet peas with butter, german chocolate cake and dr pepper. a shock to a megachurch and beyond. bishopedy long is one of the most prominent pastors and now tangled in a sex scandal. three men are accusing him of luring them into a sexual relationship. they say they were 17 and 18 when long allegedly seduced them with cars and money and other gifts and access to celebrities. a lawyer for the pastor denies the allegations. on capitol hill today, the owner of one of two iowa egg farms linked to a salmonella outbreak declined to testify at a congressional hearing.
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the ceo of hilldale farms cited his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination. the other was shocked to find he was the cause of 1600 illnesses. we have some change coming in the air. a new season coming in but it's feeling like the current one. >> fall officially arrives at 11:09 tonight. and we still have a severe thunderstorm watch covering the area until 10. the next three days we run the risk of a thunderstorm tomorrow and temperatures around 90 once again. 94 at dulles. tied the old record high set back in 1980. a shower possible on friday. should not effect high school football. low 90s. and then cooler on saturday. maybe a sprinkle. don't change your plans. temperatures go back into the low 80s. now we'll break down tomorrow for you. you'll need sunglasses tomorrow. should be dry for the morning commute, low 70s. in fact almost muggy for the first full day of fall. 80 by lunchtime and then 90 once again by evening with a
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shower or a thunderstorm possible. right now 91 downtown. 88 in manassas. that's where they've had some showers but 93 in fredericksberg and 94 in hagerstown. for tonight, you're looking at a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. early storms and some heavy. otherwise partly cloudy and mild, lows of 64 to 72 downtown. winds will turn northwest at 10. the cold front doesn't go through to produce the northwest winds but a trough of low pressure will kick the winds to the west. the cold front doesn't make it here and so we'll be hot tomorrow and on friday. let's look at live doppler 9000. you can access at wusa9.com or down load our application for the iphone. the weather app is great. it's quiet across most of the metro area. we do have severe thunderstorm warnings in adams and pennsylvania and somerset. and we have storms just forming in the last 20 minutes or so. this one will head toward
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leesberg. it will produce heavy rains. don't see any hail but heavy rains a good bet. rainfall rains 1-2 inches per hour with that tiny storm. now we'll jump the river and go over to poolesville and this will be between poolesville and darnstown. nothing severe, but heavy rain is possible as it rolls around 28 north of seneca and headed toward darnstown. and we have one more storm. and this is a lighter storm picking up in intensity just a little bit now on the other side of the beltway, over prince george's county around lanham and cross 50 and down 95 and the rainfall 1-2 inches per hour and that will provide slow going up toward baltimore in the next 40 minutes or so. back to the computer. tomorrow morning, partly cloudy and warm. 60s and 70s with light winds. so again a dry commute tomorrow. and then by afternoon, partly cloudy and hot. perhaps a shower or a thunderstorm. high temperatures once again around 90 and winds out of the south at about 10.
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next seven days. 90 tomorrow, 92 on friday. our first two full days of fall won't feel like it. but then we get some fall weather. back in the low 80s on saturday. maybe a sprinkle. more clouds on sunday. maybe a shower back in the 70s. upper 70s on monday. and then a little warmth comes back next week too. low to mid-80s on tuesday and wednesday with a chance of a shower or a thunderstorm. once again, the watch goes until 10:00. >> thank you, sir. skins are getting ready for the rams. >> and this is its first time this year the skins are favored in a game and we'll see how they respond to that. you might be tempted to take the rams lightly. but with this guy at quarterback, that might be a mistake. could sam bradford make the redskins his first victim? plus why getting hit in the face was a good thing for that man paul can echo. we'll explain.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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at 1 and is a, the rams were the worst team in football last year which should be soothing to redskins. on the other hand, when you are the worst team in football you get the number one draft pick the following year and there is nothing soothing about that on sunday. we are talking about sam bradford, the heisman winning quarterback who will start on sunday. and while he is off to an 0-2 start with four picks, the redskins know he could heat up at any moment. they just hope it's not sunday. >> he's very impressive. he's a guy that comes around once every ten years in my opinion. he's that type of quarterback. >> i know what type of character he is on the field so we have to keep hitting him, getting his head and hopefully get some turnovers. >> hopefully. meanwhile trent williams did not practice today. the first round pick tweaked his knee against the texans. if he can't go stephon heyer will protect donovan mcnabb's
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blind side. and everybody was wondering how jim haslett would eact after -- react after hall said he doesn't care what defense is called, he will simply cover the best receiver on the team, no matter who he is or where he goes. did hazlett consider thatin subordination from hall? well not really. >> the good corners i've been around, all have that mentality. and i'd be disappointed if he didn't have that meantality. i give him the credit for saying that. >> i told him. you take one and they get ten bugs on you. >> so you're on your own if you have a guy that lights up. and it looks like he'll have a new partner. safety kareem moore returned to practice. he was named a starter back in training camp but miss the the first two -- missed the first two weeks with knee surgery. maryland announced a two
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year deal to play the texas longhorns. they will play in austan in 2017 and then again in 2018. if you are a nascar fan, the boys will be less than 100 miles from d.c. as they make their stop at the monster mile in dover, delaware. and look who is leading the chase for the cup. it is none other than virginia native denny hamlin. he has a 45 point lead on kevin harvick in 2nd place. that's the good news. the bad news is the track at dover has been like kryptonite to hamlin. only three top tens there in his life and an average finish position of 23rd. >> we all know how dover is for me, so we just have to minimize a bad day again at dover next week. that's our goal. if we can get passed over, we have a lot of good tracks for us. the caps open the preseason tonight in columbus, ohio.
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ovechkin and backstrom will not play. solemnin, fleishman, like will be up. and finally tonight, if there is one place you don't want to get hit by a pitch, it would have to be in your face. that's where paul konerko got flunked -- plunged. but he stayed in the game and the next time up -- gone. home run off the same guy that hit him if the face. message there is don't hit paul konerko, it only makes him mad. >> it makes him good. are we getting out of here without a forecast. >> we'll talk about the thunderstorm and the equinox. that's it. cbs news with katie couric is next. we'll see you at 7:00. have a good night. building wind farms and
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expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >> couric: tonight, filth at the egg farm, it's you have no